Tuesday, 13 February 2018
Six Nations 2018 - Belated Round 2 Verdict
Sergio Parisse (who was uncharacteristically crap in Dublin on Saturday) claims that Ireland are better than England. That may be so, but the Italians still managed to score 3 tries against Ireland who, although impressive in parts, are not without their issues. Still, a predictable rout and bonus point for the Irish.
To Twickenham where, according to some, Wales were robbed. This despite being comfortably outplayed for at least three quarters of the game by an English team that really should have been out of sight by the hour mark. The fact that they weren't probably explains Eddie's irritability.
And finally Murrayfield, where Scotland eventually discovered that there is no substitute for doing the basics well and where French indiscipline proved costly. And where Finn Russell was replaced at fly half by a scrum half, which tells you all you need to know about his performance.
TF Team of the week:
15. Mike Brown 14. Teddy Thomas 13. Huw Jones 12. Owen Farrell 11. Johnny May 10. Gareth Anscombe 9. Greg Laidlaw 1. Mako Vunipola 2. Rory Best 3. Simon Berghan 4. Joe Launchbury 5. Johnny Gray 6. Peter O'Mahon 7. Sam Underhill 8. Ross Moriarty